Home Law & Order Supreme Court upholds INEC's decision to de-register some political parties

Supreme Court upholds INEC’s decision to de-register some political parties

The Supreme Court has upheld the 2020 decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register some political parties for failing to win any election during the 2019 general elections.

In a judgment on Friday, the Supreme Court held among others, that INEC acted in accordance with relevant provisions of the Constitution and the Electoral Act.

The Supreme Court upheld an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the earlier decision of a Federal High Court in Abuja on the issue.

The judgment delivered during the court’s virtual session on Friday by a five-man panel, led by Justice Mary Odili, was on an appeal filed by National Unity Party (NUP) and others.

The lead judgement of the court was read on Friday by Justice Adamu Jauro.

The Supreme Court held that the Court oF Appeal and the Federal High Court were right in their earlier decisions that INEC possesses the power, under Section 225(a) of the Constitution, to de-register any political party that fails to meet the relevant requirements.

The Appeal Court in Abuja had on July 29, 2020 affirmed a judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja which upheld INEC’s power to de-register political party.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
READ ALSO  Ihedioha: Watch Full Video of PDP Protest in Anambra

Must Read

You are a disgrace! Chidoka lambasts Senators against e-transmission of polls results

…urges House of Reps to redeem NASSBy: Chuks Collins, Awka The former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of...

Sound Sultan’s last prayer before death

Late Singer, Lanre Fasasi, a.k.a Sound Sultan, had urged Nigerians to celebrate people while they were alive. This...

Monarch bemoans general despair in Nigeria, “while the Presidency fiddles with inanities”

By: Chuks Collins, Awka The traditional ruler of Nnobi Kingdom in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra...

Nigeria is a failed state, Nnewi Anglican Bishop declares

The Bishop of Nnewi Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev'd Ndubuisi Obi has described Nigeria as a failed state. Bishop...

FG justifies capacity drop in the Mambilla power project

The federal government has justified the reduction in the capacity of the Mambilla power project from 3,500 megawatts to 1,500 megawatts,...


Click one of our representatives below to chat on WhatsApp or send us an email to admin@foxchannelonline.com

× How can I help you?